Resumption of 2020 Semester 1 Courses in 2021

7 July 2020 Dear Employers and Students, We are in Phase 2 of the Circuit Breaker measures, there are government and Church guidelines which need to be met, in the event we choose to resume classes in 2020 for ACMI.  Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our students during this time.  Therefore, after much discussion and consideration, we will not resume classes anytime this year. A. 2020 Classes to Resume in 2021 January All classes of 2020 Semester 1 will be carried forward to 2021 January, with the exception of the Excel / PowerPoint course, which is…

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How can I Welcome the Migrant Person?

We continue to reflect on the 4 verbs presented by Pope Francis in his message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. These 4 verbs are also the 4 values that guide us in our ministry towards migrants in Singapore. We invite you to join us in the reflection below! We hope that you can apply these verbs to your life as you encounter the migrant person. Hear from a Catholic family in their sharing of WELCOME:   "Our response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration can be summed up in four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and…

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Solidarity Prayer for Migrant Workers

On 1 May 2020, we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker and International Labour Day. With the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, migrant workers all over the world face many difficulties and challenges, especially because they are away from their families and loved ones. They need our prayerful support to help them survive this global crisis. Hence we invite you to join us in this prayer, as we unite our hearts and voices, we lift up all migrant workers to the Good Lord, who is our Hope and Refuge. *First broadcast on 1 May 2020 on YouTube Production…

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Care For Our Migrant Brothers And Sisters
Skills Development Trainers from the Guitar and English Language courses started home based learning for students.

Care For Our Migrant Brothers And Sisters

With pastoral care at the forefront of our outreach, we spoke to migrant workers, foreign domestic workers, transnational families and foreign spouses to understand the needs of our beneficiaries. Based on our findings, this was our response for the Circuit Breaker Month: Meeting Physical and Social Needs Rallying the help of the Catholic Community, like minded organisations like SocialGifting and the public: "We are grateful that even during the Circuit Breaker period, there are people out there who still reach out to us. God Bless You!" - ACMI Beneficiary Meeting Mental and Emotional Needs We continued to provide case management…

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Thank You! Our Migrant Brothers and Sisters

We called and you responded! We would like to thank all of you who submitted your videos and for helping us in pulling this video of encouragement for migrant workers - Our Brothers and Sisters. Truly, those who received this video have feel less alone and isolated during this time. No longer just workers but friends and brothers and sisters😊 Thank you brothers and sisters. For your presence, for being here with us and for all you’ve done for us. 🤗♥️

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ACMI Update: Phase 1 Post Circuit Breaker Measures

Post Circuit Breaker Measures Update Singapore enters Phase 1 of the Post Circuit Breaker from 2 June. In line with government measures please note that: The ACMI team will continue to work from home (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) All Skills Development Classes will continue to remain suspended. If you have questions please Call/Whatsapp: 8600 3583  The Case Management Pastoral Care Ministry: Meetings and updates with beneficiaries will be done over the phone or on Whatsapp Video Call. Any multi-disciplinary discussions with other agencies and organisations will be conducted through video conference.  If you are a migrant and need…

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Cook and Bake HOME EDITION

It's been almost 3 months since our Skills Development Courses have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We know that many of you can't wait to get back to classes and to learning again. But for the meantime, let's pray and ask God to end the pandemic. Over the course of the last few weeks, some students have been sharing with us videos and photos of their new recipes that they have learnt over the period of the circuit breaker.  Your excitement and enthusiasm to learn have inspired all of us!  Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing with…

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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More
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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More

Our Case Worker - Christopher Yu shares about the generosity and altruism of a migrant family. With the Circuit Breaker extension, our case workers have been calling in to check up on our beneficiaries to ensure that they were given the necessary support – physical, emotional and mental. They had spent the last week calling up families to arrange for a second round of care packs, which ACMI plans to distribute to vulnerable transnational families and migrant individuals. With the many distress calls received and calls going out to families, one of our case workers - Christopher Yu was deeply…

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Learning The Art of Negotiation

"We partake in the act of negotiation daily - it is a life skill." said Mark Goh founder of Vanilla Law. “Even my son did it with my wife and I when he was trying to get out off the hook for not doing too well on a test in secondary school.” he quipped. Some members of the ACMI team went through a trial, train the trainer workshop on negotiation. The online workshop was a first for ACMI. In collaboration with Vanilla Law who provided the content and expertise, the workshop was held online on Zoom. A small group of…

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